This is what you need to know.
We can conduct the following assessments for ages 16+
- Diagnostic Evaluations: Evaluations to determine the presence and/or severity of various psychiatric conditions. Such conditions include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Personality, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, among many others.
- Neuropsychological Evaluations: Evaluations that attempt to determine if a person experiences deficits in conscious orientation, attention, memory, language, spatial abilities, and executive abilities (reasoning, abstraction, judgement, self-control, organization, planning, etc.).
- Psychoeducational Evaluations: Testing to determine a person's aptitude and achievement related to education.
- Accommodations Evaluations: Testing that can be used to determine if a person needs accommodations for school, work, etc.
Personality Evaluations: Testing that can be used to better understand self.
Due to time constraints, we no longer offer:
- Forensic Evaluations
The following steps are very common when seeking testing.
1. Schedule an appointment for an initial evaluation.
2. The first meeting will identify the purpose of the testing and the questions that need to be answered. Additionally, background information will be gathered about you and the issue being assessed.
3. At the end of the first meeting, we will discuss what would need to be done to answer the question(s). We strive to be thorough but not wasteful. As such, we recommend starting with the basic tests to help assess the question and to rule out other potential issues. If additional testing is needed, it can be added. This is in contrast to providing all the tests when some of them will be a waste of time, money, and provide no additional relevant information.
4. Before you leave the first meeting, you will be given a basic "testing plan," that will detail the test, how much time it will take to complete, the purpose of the test, and how the test needs to be conducted (in person, online, etc.).
5. Before testing can begin, we need to obtain preauthorization from the insurance company. This can take anywhere from a day to three weeks depending upon the company. We will also need to determine how much you will have to pay out of pocket for the service if anything. This is determined by the insurance company.
6. Once Authorization is obtained we can move forward with the testing.
7. Depending on what is being evaluated and what tests are being used, you may be able to complete some of the testing from the comfort of your own home; however, usually there will be a few more face to face appointments.
8. Upon completion of the testing